January 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 17th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1365 - La Revetla de Sant Antoni is documented for the first time in Sa Pobla, Mallorca.

1931 - Palma: The first issue of Nuestra Palabra, the mouthpiece of Agrupació Comunista de Palma.


1250 - Lauria-Basilicata o Scalea-Calàbria: Roger de Llúria, military leader, educated at the court of the Kings of Aragon in Barcelona (died 1305).

1770 - Puigcerdà, Bisbat d'Urgell: Francesc Piguillem i Verdacer, doctor and professor of medicine.

1846 - Sabadell: Narcís Giralt i Sallarès, professor of textile theory and Catalan painter.

1867 - Tordera (Maresme): Prudenci Bertrana i Comte, Modernista writer.

1872 - Barcelona: Lluís Masriera i Rosés, Catalan goldsmith, painter, set designer and theatre director (died 1958).

1888 - Barcelona: Eugeni Xammar i Puigventós, Catalan journalist, diplomat and translator.

1891 - València: Ernest Martínez Ferrando, Valencian writer and historian (died 1965).

1911 - Arenys de Mar, Maresme: Lluís Ferran de Pol, Catalan writer (died 1995).

1954 - La Gornal, Alt Penedès: Marina Rossell i Figueras, Catalan singer.


1913 - Barcelona: Francesc d'Assís Ubach i Vinyeta, Catalan poet and playwright from La Renaixença (born 1843).

1959 - Barcelona: Joan Amades i Gelats, important Catalan folklorist.

1973 - Castelló de la Plana: Juan Adsuara Ramos, Valencian sculptor (born 1891).

1973 - València: Salvador Carreres Zacarés, Valencian historian (born 1882).

1991 - Barcelona: Josep Amat i Pagès, Catalan painter.

2007 - Barcelona: Joan Vilacasas, Catalan painter, engraver, potter, writer and collector.

2013 - Madrid: Fernando Guillén, Catalan actor (born 1932).

Festivals and Commemorations

January 17th is the Saints' Day of Sant Antoni, a Christian monk who lived in Egypt between AD 251 and 356 and is the reason for a number of winter festivals in the Catalan-speaking countries, including the popular procession known as Els Tres Tombs, Els Tonis and the Demonis of Sant Antoni.

Barcelona Province

Around Catalonia

  • L'Encamisada in Falset (el Priorat)
  • Festa dels Tres Tombs in Valls (l'Alt Camp)
  • Festa dels Tres Tombs in Anglesola (l'Urgell)
  • Festa de Sant Antoni Abat in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (el Baix Empordà)
  • Festa dels Tres Tombs in La Bisbal del Penedès (el Baix Penedès)
  • Festa de Sant Antoni in Perelada (l'Alt Empordà)
  • Festa de Sant Antoni Abat o dels Pagesos in Cambrils (el Baix Camp)
  • Festa de Sant Antoni in Linyola (el Pla d'Urgell) 
  • Tres Tombs de Sant Antoni Abat in Tàrrega (el Pla d'Urgell) 
  • Festa de Sant Antoni in Amposta (el Montsià)
  • Festa de Sant Antoni a les Borges Blanques (les Garrigues)

Catalan-speaking countries

  • Festes de Sant Honorat in Algaida (Mallorca)
  • Les Calderes de Sant Honorat a Vinalesa (L'Horta Nord)

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